Ageism, Human Rights & Hate Crime Webinar - 3rd December

NPC WEBINAR - 3rd DECEMBER 2020 - Ageism, Human Rights & Hate Crime - The impact of ageist attitudes on the rights and lives of older people in the UK

2020 has been a terrible year for us all but most particularly for our oldest and most vulnerable.

Not only were they at greatest risk during the Covid-19 pandemic, but many also faced shocking and unprecedented breaches of their human rights.

The NPC is to hold a webinar discussion on ‘The Role of Ageism on Human Rights and Rising Hate Crime’ on Thursday, 3rd December 2020, from 11am to 1pm which will reflect on what has happened this year.

A panel of distinguished experts, chaired by NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt, will discuss what went wrong during the pandemic. Is it symptomatic of a wider problem with ageism in the UK, and what can we do to put it right?

In this second of the NPC’s webinar summits, guest speakers will include, among others: Eddie Lynch, the Older People’s Commissioner for Northern Ireland; Jackie Killeen, Director of Compliance, the Equality and Human Rights Commission; Holly Harrison-Mullane, Community Organiser, Amnesty International UK; and Dr Hannah Bows, Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Durham University (Dr Bows has just written a report on legislating on hate crime against older people for the Scottish Parliament).

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